Volunteer with the Senior Hub Outreach for Volunteers (SHOUT) Program – Aug. 2019

Studies have repeatedly shown that people who volunteer in their communities tend to live happier, longer, and more fulfilling lives. Highlights from the recent report sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS): Volunteers feel healthier, are less depressed, less isolated, and their volunteering provides access, structure, and support for their lives.

We have both indoor and outdoor opportunities; single-event and repeat volunteer jobs; independent and group-style activities; and a variety of ways to serve with our organizational, agency and governmental partners. Our SHOUT volunteers serve in over 50 locations in Adams County and the eastern part of Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial and the I-70 corridor to Deer Trail.) Most of our volunteers are 50 or older, but we will gladly accept younger adults as well.

High priority for this Fall: Helping in our elementary tutor/mentor program: We can use 15-20 more volunteers to help in our programs in Adams 1 (Mapleton), Adams 12 (Five Star), Adams 50 (Westminster) and Adams 27J (Brighton). Call the number below to get more information. It only takes a couple hours per week and these kids can really use your help to become better readers.

Here are a few other examples of where our volunteers help: Delivering Meals on Wheels; providing in-home visitation; assisting at Adult Day Centers; serving at YMCA sites; helping foster kids as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); helping in our community gardens; helping in senior centers; serving at congregate meal sites; serving in school offices or libraries, hospitals, food banks; helping military veterans; providing talks on disaster preparedness; giving talks about how to avoid financial exploitation; assisting police departments; helping in nursing homes and assisted living centers; and much more. We also have several opportunities available that can be done from home such as volunteer calling, volunteer companionship by phone, and making quilts or knitted lap robes for nursing home and homeless shelter clients. (We also accept donated 4-ply yarn for our volunteers to use.)

For more information about these and other opportunities contact Tom Rapp, the SHOUT Department Director at trapp@seniorhub.org or 720-523-2820. We need you, so please do it now!

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